New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara wore a "Make Africa Home Again" hat and a Colin Kaepernick jersey following a win against the Washington Redskins on Monday in New Orleans.
Then, playing a first down at the Saints 38, Brees looked off the Redskins secondary and found rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith alone on the right sideline for a 62-yard touchdown, giving him the passing-yardage record.
The Saints (4-1) now have won four consecutive games and get a week of rest before they head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
He is expected to play when the Redskins host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Los Angeles Rams (5-0) are the only NFC team with a better record than the Saints.
Brees completed 26 of 29 passes and threw three touchdown passes, giving him 499 for his career. Ingram also had two catches for 20 yards in his first game of 2018, following a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.
However, Peterson said after the defeat that he suffered a dislocated shoulder near the end of the first half. The football Smith caught for the record-setting touchdown was given to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to take back to Canton, Ohio.